For many years a government sponsored scheme, the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) has been bringing Industry and Academia together with a KTP associate employed by a university working on a project based in a company.
Secret New Sensor Development
In April of 2014, Dr. Jeff Prest, recently of Manchester University, joined Pi as a KTP associate to work on a three year secret development of a new sensor to add to Pi’s acclaimed range of sensors for online water monitoring.
Whilst Dr. Prest is employed by Lancaster University’s newly formed Chemistry Department, he spends most of his working week at Pi where he is involved in the development of a new water monitoring sensor.
The KTP scheme successfully provides a conduit for the transfer of knowledge ostensibly from Lancaster University to Pi. The transfer is often both ways and brings benefits to all parties.
When asked about his work at Pi, Dr. Prest commented: